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This trendy vegetarian hot dog outlet offers excellent sausages and fresh flavour combinations.
Vegetarian hot dog business Le Tricycle started life as a roaming ‘delivery tricycle’ and catering business, finding a permanent address on the Rue de Paradis in June 2015. With no shop logo to speak of, you can recognise Le Tricycle by the leafy greenery hanging above the doorway and the eponymous vehicle parked out front. Inside, chatty owners Coralie Jouhier and Daqui Comis have really made the place their own, with drawings from local artists displayed on the walls and a lilting reggae soundtrack playing in the background. Perfect for a takeaway lunch, the servery is located on the ground floor (any queues go down quickly), and if you want to eat in, you can grab a seat in the light-filled space upstairs (it seats 20).
The tasty veggie dogs are made from wheat and soya smoked over beechwood, then tucked into lightly toasted finger rolls and topped with different combinations of fresh salad and veg. Most of the sausage names follow a hip-hop theme for some reason, with the ‘Dogtor Dre’ a standout for both its excellently bad pun and its superb blend of textures and flavours (crispy fried onions, guacamole and a cool ‘sauce chien’ – fresh tomato, coriander and onions). Each dog is just €5 by itself, but if you’re hungry, you can opt for their ‘bento menu’ at €15, which allows you to match the dog with a side, an organic drink and a dessert. Sides like roast vegetables and banana plantain are just okay, but the desserts are wonderful (the raspberry and green tea loaf cake is especially addictive, and so is the splendidly dense carrot cake).
Rue de Paradis
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed 12noon-6pm, Thu-Sat 12noon-10pm, Sun 12noon-4pm|